Schulbuch Barrierefrei (Accessible School Books) – Co-operation Between Publishers and Service Providers in Austria

  • Klaus Miesenberger
  • Reinhard Ruemer
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4061)


This presentation outlines the co-operation between Austrian school book publishers and service providers for people with special needs which aims at making books available in electronic format. A project has been working on a) a minimum set of structural elements to be incorporated by publishers, b) know-how and handouts for publishers how to implement structured design using standard desktop publishing (DTP) systems, c) examples of new books and redesign existing books, d) training materials, workshops and seminars to transfer the know-how to other publishers and design agencies, e) a general agreement which gives the right of transferring books in electronic format to students with disabilities, f) a Document Rights Management System, g) a workflow for the co-operation between schools/teachers, service providers, publishers and the ministry.


Service Provider Authoring Tool Electronic Document Design Agency School Book 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Klaus Miesenberger
    • 1
  • Reinhard Ruemer
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute Integriert StudierenUniversity of LinzLinzAustria

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